Happy Arbor Day from Redwood National and State Parks – home of the world’s tallest trees. These towering trees sprout from a seed the size of a tomato seed, and they can grow to a height of 367 feet. That’s about the size of 35-story skyscraper. These trees’ ability to regenerate allows it to prosper despite insects and fire, and ultimately to survive as a species. Visitors to California’s Redwood National and State Parks and Headwaters Forest Reserve often come to just see these world-famous trees, but nothing prepares them for a hike in the ethereal forests of massive redwoods shrouded in fog with light streaming through the trees. Check out more remarkable trees on public lands: on.doi.gov/trees
Photo courtesy of Scotty Perkins.